The Google Play Store’s First Store-Wide Sale Offers Discounts up to 80% off
Over the years, the Google Play Store has seen some big updates and improvements. between UI refreshes, functionality changes, and more. We’ve come a long, long way since the early days of the Android Marketplace.
In honor of Summer 2017 officially being underway, Google is launching the first ever site-wide sale on the Google Play Store. We’ve seen individual developers offer their own discounts here and there, but this is the first time that Google has ever slashed prices across the board.
So, just what can you pick up from Google Play during this sale?
Apps and games are the meat and potatoes of the Google Play Store, and as such, this is where some of the most enticing deals lie.
Looking at apps first, Google is offering a $10 Play credit with the purchase of a 1-year subscription to MyFitnessPal’s Calorie Counter, and 50% off recurring memberships to The New York Times, TuneInRadio, and Runtastic.
On the gaming side of things, Google is offering up to 80% off what it calls, “premium games”, and some of the most noteworthy additions here include Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies ($1.99 down from $6.99), Star Wars: KOTOR ($2.99 down from $9.99), Final Fantasy Tactics ($5.99 down from $11.99), Reigns ($0.99 down from $2.99), and plenty of others.
If you’d rather sit back and watch a show rather than playing a game, Google has you covered here too. Between now and July 13, you can rent any movie that you’d like in HD quality for just $0.99. Whether you want to rewatch a classic like, National Lampoon’s Vacation, or catch a more recent flick, such as Kong: Skull Island, this is an awesome deal to take advantage of as you now have no excuse to not start thinning out that watch list you’ve built up over the years.
As for TV shows, you can get episodes of Silicon Valley, Gotham, The Flash and more for just $0.99 each.
Google Play Music is my preferred platform of choice for listening to music and podcasts, and if you aren’t a subscriber just quite yet but have been meaning to check it out, now is the best time ever. New Google Play Music customers can get 4 months of streaming free of cost, and whether or not you plan on paying for the service after those 4 months are up, you might as well take advantage of the deal while you can and get some free tunes for the summer months.
Last but not least, Google also has steep discounts on a wide selection of e-books. In addition to offering 50-80% savings on a wide selection of titles, Google is also offering a $5 Play credit for any book you purchase that costs $5 or more.
While the discounts on movies and TV shows last through July 13, everything else is only on sale until July 6. This is a fantastic way to grab some new stuff from the Play Store that you’ve been meaning to get but never got around to doing, and we absolutely hope that this is something Google brings back in the future rather than letting it be a one-time thing.Google Play